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Study: Whales serve as ocean's 'ecosystem engineers'




Three humpback whales surge upward, gulping the silvery anchovies that have been in abundance in Monterey Bay.
Three humpback whales surge upward, gulping the silvery anchovies that have been in abundance in Monterey Bay.
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For a long time, great whales had only be thought of as docile, shy creatures. But we're finding out that these magnificent mammals actually play an important and crucial role in marine ecosystems.

Joe Roman, conservation biologist at the University of Vermont, joins Take Two to discuss.